From the Margin to the Mainstream: Researchers Look at Bat Mitzvah Today

Apr 24, 2012
The JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue at 76th Street

In less than a century, the ritual Bat Mitzvah has grown from a radical experiment to a near-universal rite of passage for Jewish girls in America.  But what do we know about Bat Mitzvah as it exists for the tens of thousands of girls who experience it today?  Join researchers from Ma’yan, Moving Traditions, and the Jewish Women’s Archive as they examine the contemporary Bat Mitzvah from multiple perspectives, including findings from Ma’yan’s project studying Bat Mitzvah with our high school Research Training Interns. An exhibit presented in March and April at The JCC in Manhattan by Moving Traditions and the National Museum of American Jewish History examines this rich history.

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